Saturday, January 3, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

SAARC agrees on terror protocol
Meet to evolve framework for free trade area
Islamabad, January 2
The fledgling SAARC summit is trying to break free from its own contradictions and distrust with the grouping’s council of ministers, taking the bold step today to sign the additional protocol on terrorism and evolve the framework for the South Asian Free Trade Arrangement.

Editorial: On the wings of CBMs
Business page: Sinha pleads for economic integration


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Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha is received by his Pakistani counterpart Khursheed Kasuri Edit page: Case for Indo-Pak missile talks
World page: It’s my final peace bid, says Vajpayee

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Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha (left) is received by his Pakistani counterpart Khursheed Kasuri at Council of Ministers meeting for the SAARC Summit in Islamabad on Friday. — AP/PTI photo

Delegation of editors, journalists leaves
for Pakistan
Wagah (Amritsar), January 2
The 11-member delegation of Editors and senior journalists from leading English, regional dailies and magazines left for Pakistan from the Indo-Pak joint check post at 12.30 pm here today. 
Islamabad Diary: Pak capital all decked up

An 11-member Indian delegation of editors and senior journalists leaves for Pakistan
An 11-member Indian delegation of editors and senior journalists leaves for Pakistan on Friday through the Wagah joint checkpost for the SAARC Summit and SAFMA conference to be held at Rawalpindi in Pakistan. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma


In Sports Tribune today

Dishonoured promises


On alternate Mondays
On Sundays
On Saturdays


The road map to peace is clear but the ride in the foggy condition may be bumpy.

by Sandeep Joshi
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Mumbai-Karachi flights resumed
Mumbai, January 2

Making its return flight following resumption of air services between India and Pakistan, a Pakistan International Airline Airbus A-300, carrying 203 passengers, including two infants, left for Karachi today after a delay of 90 minutes.

2 terrorists, 4 jawans die in attack on Jammu railway station
Jammu, January 2
Four security personnel, including Lieutenant Triveni Singh, were killed as terrorists wearing Army uniform attacked the crowded railway station here this evening. The security forces killed two terrorists and search was going on for the third one.

Cong keen on poll pact in UP
New Delhi, January 2
There is almost a desperation in the Congress to firm up an electoral alliance in Uttar Pradesh as it realises the crucial role this state will play in determining the outcome of the coming Lok Sabha poll.

Nation page: Mulayam opposed to anti-BJP front

Punjab Cong MLAs summoned to Delhi
New Delhi, January 2
In a move to set the house in order in view of the "early" Lok Sabha polls, the AICC panel has summoned Punjab Congress legislators to the Capital in a bid to bridge the differences within the state Congress Legislative Party.

Punjab page: No room for dissidents in Punjab Bhavan

Indian Science CongressThe Indian Science Congress is meeting in Chandigarh for its 91st session from January 3 to 7. The Tribune today carries a special supplement with articles that focus on what Indian science should aim at in the near future. Several eminent scientists have accepted our invitation to write in the supplement.  — H. K. Dua (Editor-in-Chief)

Story on Chandigarh page:
3,500 delegates in city for science congress

Sinha flies into Pak as air links are restored
January 2, 2004
Foreign Secys struggle to iron out differences
January 1, 2004

Capt shifts Pandey
December 31, 2003

Pak not to raise Kashmir issue
December 30, 2003
India to call for joint SAARC plan on terror
December 29, 2003
Indian security cover for Vajpayee in Pak
December 28, 2003
Musharraf’s attackers identified
December 27, 2003
Musharraf escapes assassination bid
December 26, 2003
EC censures Amarinder, Ajit Jogi
December 25, 2003
Stop terror for talks, PM tells Pakistan
December 24, 2003
Ex-PM Rao, Chandraswami let off in cheating case
December 23, 2003
CBI registers case against Judeo, three others
December 22, 2003

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